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16 Feb
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Bill To Help Spokane’s Marshallese Community Moves Closer to Passage

Spokane Public Radio By DOUG NADVORNICK • FEB 16, 2018 Representatives of Spokane’s Marshall Islands community moved a step closer today (Friday) to getting help from the state to buy health insurance. Spokane has one of the largest populations of people from the ...

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10 Feb
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House backs net neutrality in Washington

The Spokesman Review By Jim Camden Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 OLYMPIA – Washington should keep equal access to the internet even if the federal government won’t, the House decided Friday. With an overwhelming 93-5 vote, the House passed a state version ...

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10 Feb
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Lawmakers vote to end renter discrimination

Lawmakers vote to end discrimination against renters who use government assistance Spokesman Review Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 OLYMPIA – Landlords couldn’t turn down potential tenants who would use government assistance vouchers to pay for all or part of their rent ...

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08 Feb
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Debating local cops on TV; plus, curbing overdoses and reproductive parity

By Inlander Staff WHAT’CHA GONNA DO? Police officers see people during what are arguably the lowest points in their lives — in the throes of domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and drug addiction. So should a person have control over whether ...

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07 Feb
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Washington House votes to ‘Ban the Box’

The Spokesman Review By Jim Camden UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m. OLYMPIA – Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have prospective workers fill out an application asking if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. ...

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09 Sep
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Z Nation films in WA with the help of extended film tax incentive

Author: Alexa Block , KREM Published: 12:40 PM PDT September 9, 2017 Updated: 2:08 PM PDT September 9, 2017 SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington state recently passed a 10 year extension for film tax incentives, granting films and TV shows created within state borders ...

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15 Apr
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Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training

Spokesman-Review Sat., April 15, 2017 By Rep. Marcus Riccelli Prior to beginning my first session as a state legislator, I met with a group of concerned citizens in Spokane’s lower South Hill. We discussed a number of social and economic justice ...

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16 Feb
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Bill inspired by Spokane murder-suicide urges mental health help

The Spokesman-Review February 16, 2016 OLYMPIA – A police officer responding to an attempted suicide could recommend a mental health professional quickly contact and offer help to the person who tried to commit suicide, under a bill that received near ...

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24 Jan
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Op-Ed: Motion Picture Competitiveness Program a Smash Hit

The Spokesman-Review January 24, 2016 When companies look at potential filming locations, they always ask: “How much will it cost?” Washington lawmakers know that the bottom line is an important factor with filmmakers, which is why we created the Motion ...

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30 Jun
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We did it: WSU medical school funding approved

WSU  Published: June 30, 2015 by KEVIN_DUDLEY Just in time before the end of the state’s fiscal year, the Washington Legislature approved a state operating budget that includes funding to start a WSU medical school in Spokane. We asked for and ...

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